COSATU says the recent fuel increase has a negative impact on workers.

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COSATU says the recent fuel price hike will have a negative impact on workers.

Fuel prices went up at midnight on March 5.

Motorists are now paying 74 cents more per litre of petrol and 91 cents more for diesel.

Cosatu spokesperson, Sizwe Phamla said, “we saw this, VAT increase really repealing wages of the workers, with this increase in fuel hike is a situation where workers are struggling to feed and clothe their families.

“We have 13 million people who are struggling to have three meals a day.

“All of the workers who are earning R3,500 per month will be plunged into deeper and deeper into poverty.

“This is a crisis and a serious one.”